Bead&Button Show Update: Onward to 2021!

Moving ahead with your safety in mind!


By now you probably know that there will be no Bead&Button Show in 2020 due to the Covid-19 virus. This decision was not an easy one, but was made when it became clear that, as a matter of public health, August 2020 is still too soon for an Expo and hands-on classes.


We will miss seeing all of you this year! There is nothing quite like the energy, creativity, and camaraderie that the Show generates. But the team is now channeling its efforts into planning an incredible Show in 2021, and we want to fill you in on the latest about that.


  • Careful sanitizing and physical distancing will be implemented in all classrooms.


  • If you’re a teacher, the online application is now live! Please read the new application very carefully, as there are changes for 2021. The application deadline is Sept. 10, 2020.


  • If you want to attend next year, sign up for the Show newsletter to make sure you are ready when classes become available to view and when registration is opened.
  • We are still welcoming entries for our international jewelry-making contests. Deadlines have been moved back to July 13, 2020, and this year it is easier than ever to enter! Rules for BeadDreams can be found here, and rules for the Metal Jewelry Artistry awards can be found here.

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